Gabriel Szanto

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WeChat Debuts Tools for Tourism Boards and 4 Other Digital Trends This Week

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This …

The Power of Defaults

Defaults are the values or settings that come out of the box. They might not seem like much, but defaults (and their designers) hold immense …

UX Design

3 pillars of building a great product to help stand out against your competition

Let’s pretend for a moment that you’re planning to open a new store right across the street from an existing one. How can you stand out against the competition?<p>Branding is the thing that makes Larry’s corner store distinguishable from Paul’s right across the street. No matter how many years Paul …

A Ridiculously Simple Tool For Building Products People Love

What do Airbnb, Google, and Snap have in common? They know how to get their products “hired” for the job.<p>I was a late adopter of Snapchat. When it first surfaced in 2011, I didn’t relate to its intended audience of college students who wanted to “chat” with photos that only lasted …

A Dozen Lessons about Minimum Viable Products

• <b>“It’s only cheap to build 2-3 person companies with sweat equity. The minute you start paying engineers you will realize it is quite expensive.” Bill</b> …

Product Management

An Updated Product Management Reading List

Back in 2015, after about a year into my work on this blog, I put together a reading list that encompassed the fundamental books that I thought every …

Bringing design sprints and product development together

We have what we’d like to think is a pretty badass product development process at New Haircut—and we keep it that way through constant and obsessive …

Design Thinking

Personas – Why and How You Should Use Them

Personas are fictional characters, which you create based upon your research in order to represent the different user types that might use your …

UX Design

6 brilliant ways to slice user stories

Some time ago on my personal blog I was writing about Impact Mapping, a tool to evaluate your assumptions regarding your product. The result of this …

What Apple, Google, And Tesla Get Wrong

In conversation with Co.Design, the eminent design researcher Don Norman offers cutting criticism of Silicon Valley’s brightest.<p>Don Norman is a technological optimist. The author of <i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> and head of UC San Diego’s Design Lab believes that artificial intelligence might only …

Google acquires Twitter's Fabric mobile development platform

Over the past couple of years, Twitter has offered developers numerous services to help them build, test, deploy and maintain their apps as part of its modular Fabric platform. Now, the company is selling it off to Google.<p>The move is likely an attempt on Twitter’s part to slim down in troubling …

Stave

How blockchain can create the world’s biggest supercomputer

As our desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, etc. stand idly by for a huge portion of the day, the need for computing resources is growing at a fast pace. Large IoT ecosystems, machine learning and deep learning algorithms and other sophisticated solutions being deployed in every domain and …

16 of the coolest apps and games for Daydream, Google's new virtual reality headset

Unlike the bulky, several-hundred-dollar pieces of kit from Oculus or HTC, all you need is a relatively cheap headset, the accompanying motion-sensitive remote, and a modern, "Daydream-ready" smartphone capable of running the apps for it.<p>At a fraction of the price, it is never going to be as …

Virtual Reality

Technology Based Lead Lists, Datasets For ML, Technology Tracking API

In our first blogpost, I’d like to talk about how we incorporated in US from outside the USA.<p>This is a version 3.0 post that is inspired from V 1.0 …

Identity Theft

10 Awesome jQuery Plugins for your Next Project

Sometimes your <b>knowledge of programming</b> can limit your design perspective. You may have this idea of interaction that you want to do for your next …

Web Design

The Hidden Costs of Managing Git

The Price of FreeThe best thing about open source software is arguably freedom. Its proponents often break this down in two senses: (1) free as in …

Software Development

[Deal Alert] Packt is offering all of its eBooks, including Android development-related ones, for $5

If you're looking to learn how to develop for a certain platform, chances are that Packt will have what you're looking for in either eBook or video …

Android News

10 Things To Know About Android Things - Google's Latest IoT Device OS

Google has launched Android Things, an Android-based device OS for the Internet of Things. Combined with Weave, this software will play a crucial role in Google’s IoT strategy.<p>Android Things heats up the device market with a new OS. Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 IoT to hobbyists and OEMs. Though …

Internet of Things

The Easiest Way to Know How Successful Your Company Will Be

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

A VC Explains Why It Takes So Long for Startups to Raise Money

<i>This article is part of Tools of the Trade, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Google launches Android Things, a new OS for IoT gadgets

Google has launched Android Things, an IoT platform that lets you build connected devices while leveraging Android APIs and the company’s cloud-based services for delivering updates and enabling voice commands.<p>The company says it’s combining Brillo, its previous Android-based IoT OS, with tools …

Internet of Things

React Native Express

article<p>http://www.reactnativeexpress.com/<p>React Native Express<p>Learn React Native with interactive examples.<p>en_US<p>summary<p>@dvnabbott<p>@dvnabbott

How Chatbots Can Help You Future-Proof Your Startup

Chat platforms are quickly becoming the new social media, creating meteoric growth for platforms such as Slack. More than 3 million users from …

Node.JS Top 10 Articles in November

In this month, we‘ve compared nearly 1,000 Node.JS articles to pick the Top 10 (1% chance).<p><b>Node.js</b> is a popular open-source, cross-platform runtime …

JavaScript

Why the New Pixel Smartphone Has Been a Modest Hit for Google

Google may have a modest hit with its new line of Pixel smartphones, but the search giant won’t sell enough devices to threaten market leaders Apple …

When One App Rules Them All: The Case of WeChat and Mobile in China - by Connie Chan

While seemingly just a messaging app, WeChat is actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending on how you look …

Chatbots

AI agents like Alexa, Siri, and M will create the first trillion-dollar company

A friend of mine has spent more than the value of his San Antonio home on Amazon Prime in the last five years. That is precisely why the next big battlefield for marketing and advertising lies with artificially intelligent digital agents like Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Facebook M, and …

Chatbots

The Ultimate Guide to Chatbots: Why they’re disrupting UX and best practices for building

I believe contextual communication (a form of dynamic intelligence) is what will make chatbots the revolutionary technology everyone is …

Chatbots